Taiji Nishitani

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Taiji Nishitani
Taiji Nishitani, Mendrisio 2009 - Men Elite.jpg
Personal information
Born (1981-02-01) February 1, 1981 (age 36)
Japan
Team information
Current team Aisan Racing Team
Discipline Road and Track
Professional team(s)
2003– Aisan Racing Team
Major wins
Tour de Hokkaido (2006)
National Road Race Championships (2009)

Taiji Nishitani (西谷泰治?, Nishitani Taiji, born 1 February 1981, in Hiroshima Prefecture) is a Japanese professional racing cyclist who currently rides for the Aisan Racing Team. He joined Aisan soon after graduating from Nihon University and has had success on the UCI Asia Tour. He was the third Japanese to win a stage at the HC classified Tour de Langkawi.[1] In addition to road races, Nishitani has also represented Japan in international track cycling competitions, riding in such events as the scratch race, Madison, and omnium. He was the national road champion in 2009. He retired at the end of the 2014 season,[2] and became the technical director for Aisan.[3]

Career highlights[edit]

2003
Tour de Hokkaido
1st Prologue & Stage 2
2004
Tour de Hokkaido
1st Prologue, Stages 2 & 3
2006
1st Overall Tour de Hokkaido
1st Stage 3
2007
Tour of South China Sea
1st Stages 6 & 8
1st Stage 2 Tour de Hokkaido
2008
1st Stage 3 Tour of East Java
1st Stage 6 Tour de Hokkaido
2009
1st MaillotJapón.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st Stage 6 Jelajah Malaysia
1st Stage 3b Tour de Singkarak
2010
1st Stage 4 Tour de Langkawi
1st Prologue Tour de Hokkaido
2011
1st Stage 8 Tour de Taiwan
1st Stage 3 Tour de Kumano
2012
1st Stage 6 Tour of Japan
1st Stage 4 Tour of China I
2013
Tour of Japan
1st Stages 1 (ITT) & 6
7th Overall Tour de Korea
8th Overall Tour de East Java
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
9th Japan Cup
2014
1st Stage 6 Tour of Thailand

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